An update from Mike Lynch
Thank you for coming to this site over the past few weeks. It has now been over a month since Meg Whitman, the CEO of Hewlett Packard, launched a series of allegations against me and my former colleagues. This site will remain the place where we post information that is relevant for the outside world as we continue to reject these allegations.
I’m glad that people have taken the time to hear from me directly. I would also like to take this moment to thank everyone for the huge amount of support and friendly messages you have sent to us through the site. This has been a very difficult time and we appreciate your support a great deal.
Ever since Meg Whitman launched these accusations we have been asking what she meant. I’m sorry to say we have got no further and we are still waiting for her to explain her claims and provide the material on which they are based.
As I have said before, we do not understand the allegations, or how they could possibly add up to a write down of over $5 billion.
In the absence of greater clarity from Meg, we are looking now to HP’s 10-K filing that is due before the end of the year. This document should contain information about finances and management that all American businesses are required to lodge each year with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We look forward to HP providing in it a comprehensive disclosure and explanation of its position and calculations.
I won’t go into the detail of our rebuttal again, for it is set out clearly in the open letter published here on the site. All I will say is that I look forward to this situation being resolved as soon as possible.
The technology industry remains one of the most exciting areas in the world to live and work in. New innovations are taking place every day, all around us. I am looking forward to 2013 being another year of tremendous progress.
Thank you again for your interest and support.